Finally, he said the month ended with a water blockage in Strawn that necessitated its residents boil any water before drinking or cooking with it.
Harwell said he noticed a drop in calls following the implementation of a weeklong burn ban last week.
"I fared really well with the burn ban on," he said. Commissioners voted Tuesday to continue the burn ban for 90 days.
Sheriff Ira Mercer presented April's Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office report, explaining Memorial Day weekend was relatively quiet with "some usual stuff" having been reported.
PPSO authorities received 72 civil papers, issuing 115 tickets and 55 warnings, he said.
Officers responded to 635 calls during the month, resulting in 80 arrests. Deputies travelled 52,947 miles.
Sales tax revenue was down more than 9 percent in April, according to County Auditor Steve Watson, continuing an up-and-down trend.
He said February's report showed an uptick in sales tax while January's results were down.
Treasurer Tanya Fallin said the county's ending cash balance in April was $12,499,536,59. Investments for the same period totaled $9,830,683,76.
The public works department issued 7 permits, according to Director David McDonald. Six were for existing structures and one was a new construction, he said. Of the $2,320 collected, $70 went to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality while the remainder was added to the county's general fund.